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Old 06-23-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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That was my answer.
OK, would a "Chinavillage" cropping up in, say, Mukilteo, Washington, Mankato, Minnesota, Dickshooter, Idaho, Yazoo City, Mississippi, Loveladies, New Jersey, and/or Spunky Puddle, Ohio make your culture worse?

 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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That's actually an excellent comparison in a lot of ways. Obviously there was a similar hullaballoo concerning the Chinese in the last century. A fairly large group of people move to the US and self-ghettoized, in many cases never really assimilating at all.

I can't say that it's a particularly good thing. You end up with a reservation, with many of it's own laws and it's own language, plonked down in the middle of a US city. It's a form of colony really. The end game is Yugoslavia.

That really is the main issue with Latinos, there's no ocean between Mexico and the US. The sheer numbers involved will obviously lead to a different conclusion than Chinese immigration. Imagine what would happen if we had an open border policy with Asia, even with their new-found successes. You wouldn't have Chinatown, you'd have Chinastate.

It's a form of cultural evolution really. If your own culture simply doesn't feel the will to live anymore, then it's resources will be co-opted by another. My guess is that the Swiss will exist as a people long after the history of the US becomes a trivia question.

Its a bad comparison.

How many bilingual Chinese signs you see vs Spanish?
How many Chinese communities you see vs Spanish?
How many Chinese illegals you see vs Hispanic?

I could go on and on.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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OK, would a "Chinavillage" cropping up in, say, Mukilteo, Washington, Mankato, Minnesota, Dickshooter, Idaho, Yazoo City, Mississippi, Loveladies, New Jersey, and/or Spunky Puddle, Ohio make your culture worse?
Only if they don't assimilate and pick fights with the inhabitants.

Sure it would affect the culture negatively.

Can u answer my airport question?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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That's actually an excellent comparison in a lot of ways. Obviously there was a similar hullaballoo concerning the Chinese in the last century. A fairly large group of people move to the US and self-ghettoized, in many cases never really assimilating at all.
They also were subjected to racist laws and de facto segregation

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I can't say that it's a particularly good thing. You end up with a reservation, with many of it's own laws and it's own language, plonked down in the middle of a US city. It's a form of colony really. The end game is Yugoslavia.
Or maybe, the endgame is exactly what we have today: a cool part of the city that looks different from the main grind and where I can find some really awesome food.


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It's a form of cultural evolution really. If your own culture simply doesn't feel the will to live anymore, then it's resources will be co-opted by another. My guess is that the Swiss will exist as a people long after the history of the US becomes a trivia question.
Just quoting this to read it again.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:59 AM
 
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Only if they don't assimilate and pick fights with the inhabitants.

Sure it would affect the culture negatively.

Can u answer my airport question?
Let's assume that they don't pick fights with the inhabitants. However, what's your definition of "assimilate?" The Chinavillages would have different signage, different architecture, they would often speak Chinese, and the inhabitants of the Chinavillages look different from the average person in Dickshooter, ID.

I don't see an airport question.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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I don't see an airport question.
Would u let millions of undocumented immigrants at the airport enter this country unchecked?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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Let's assume that they don't pick fights with the inhabitants. However, what's your definition of "assimilate?" The Chinavillages would have different signage, different architecture, they would often speak Chinese, and the inhabitants of the Chinavillages look different from the average person in Dickshooter, ID.

I don't see an airport question.
Assimilate is blending into the culture.

You assimilate because you love or want to be apart of the country you immigrated to.
Not demand things be changed because you don't like the existing culture
 
Old 06-23-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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This is hilarious. Harvard did the most extensive study on diversity in our culture, and didn't like the results.
The downside of diversity - The Boston Globe
It is a fact that the most successful society's are basically homogeneous, because they have a united identity. That only makes common sense.
 
Old 06-23-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Assimilate is blending into the culture.
Well, is the above description "blending in," according to you?
 
Old 06-23-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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Well, is the above description "blending in," according to you?
I edited my previous post
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